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Re: Re: installing Playe rPro killed using Mathematica itself:

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  • Subject: [mg88121] Re: [mg88098] Re: installing Playe rPro killed using Mathematica itself:
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at wolfram.com>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 05:29:36 -0400 (EDT)
  • Reply-to: jfultz at wolfram.com

Really?  What have you heard or read that gives you such a negative impression?

I've read every remark about Player Pro on the group, and I believe this thread 
represents the only bug/negative remark about the product I've seen.  If I 
missed something, please let me know!

Specifically, Murray reported one bug in two different ways, conceded by me
both times, complete with mea culpas and workarounds...

http://forums.wolfram.com/mathgroup/archive/2008/Apr/msg00605.html
http://forums.wolfram.com/mathgroup/archive/2008/Apr/msg00924.html

Sincerely,
 
John Fultz
jfultz at wolfram.com
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.



On Thu, 24 Apr 2008 05:58:58 -0400 (EDT), Kevin J. McCann wrote:
> Such a gross oversight on Wolfram's part is unexpected. I suspect that
> unless the problem is fixed in short order that PlayerPro will not make
> it for very long. Given all that I have heard, I would not install it on
> my system. I am just thankful that my procrastination delayed prevented
> this problem for me. I would like to thank all those who quickly alerted
> the group.
>
> Kevin
>
> Murray Eisenberg wrote:
>> Yes, this fixes the problem with the mathpass for Player Pro under my
>> configuration effectively killing the mathpass for Mathematica itself.
>> Thank you.
>>
>> Of course the problem should have been avoidable by the installer
>> program, or at least by installation directions, in the first place.
>>
>> John Fultz wrote:
>>> Yes, this is because of the overlapping use of MATHEMATICA_USERBASE.
>>> Anybody
>>> who does not set this variable will not see the problem.  To work
>>> around this...
>>>
>>> * Take your current mathpass file and move it into Mathematica's
>>> installation
>>> directory in Configuration\Licensing.
>>> * Start Player Pro and enter your password.
>>> * Take the newly generated mathpass file and move it into Player Pro's
>>> installation directory in Configuration\Licensing.
>>>
>>> Sincerely,
>>>
>>> John Fultz
>>> jfultz at wolfram.com
>>> User Interface Group
>>> Wolfram Research, Inc.
>>>
>>> On Tue, 22 Apr 2008 06:26:41 -0400 (EDT), Murray Eisenberg wrote:
>>>> With an existing installation of Mathematica 6.0.2 under Windows, I
>>>> just
>>>> installed Player Pro.  The result: if I start Mathematica itself and
>>>> open a new notebook there, I am prohibited from typing any and all
>>>> input.
>>>>
>>>> This sort of thing is intolerable!  An utterly time-frittering
>>>> aggravation.
>>>>
>>>> I suspect that the scenario involved here was not tested by WRI:  My
>>>> mathpass for Mathematica itself is in the Licensing subdirectory of
>>>> my
>>>> USERBASE directory, which is the same as my BASE directory (both
>>>> set by
>>>> Windows environment variables MATHEMATICA_BASE and
>>>> MATHEMATICA_USERBASE).
>>>>
>>>> This is hardly the first time I have run into trouble with multiple
>>>> passwords from multiple Wolfram Research products.  It is something
>>>> they
>>>> have just not yet gotten right.  Beware!
>>>>
>>>> What I did as a temporary fix was to use my Windows backup program
>>>> to
>>>> restore my pre-existing mathpass file.  Now regular Mathematica
>>>> works.
>>>> But of course Player Pro does not.




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